Netherlands: circa 1450. A leaf from an illuminated manuscript Book of Hours, use of Utrecht, in Latin and Dutch, the style of decorations and the litanies point to eastern Netherlands, probably Liege, mid fifteen century, mesuring 118 x 82 mm. The manuscript evidently belonged to a convent of Augustinian nuns. St. Augustine leads the confessors in two litanies and the prayers for the dying are only used for female nuns. Archivally matted with both sides of leaf visible. #18824/18826. Very Good.
Book of Hours
This leaf is from a medieval manuscript Book of Hours, France, use is unknown, circa early fifteenth century, in Latin, on vellum (132x97mm.). There are twenty-two lines of Lettre Batard script written in brown ink, with twelve minor ilitials in highly embossed gold on an alternating rectangular ground of blue and red pen work. Verso: Twenty-two lines of Lettre Batard script written in brown ink, with thirteen minor initials in highly embossed gold on an alternating rectangular ground of blue and red pen work and interesting catch words on the bottom of the leaf. Archivally matted with both sides of leaf visible. #30770. Fine.
Holland. This is a leaf from a Book of Hours, Holland, in Dutch, circa 15th century, on vellum. There are twenty-one lines of Gothic script in black ink, ruled in brown, with versal initials alternating in blue and red inks, delicate floral pen work in red and blue inks which create an exquisite panel border; major initial in blue pen work infilled with a floral on rectangular grounds. Verso: twenty-one lines of Gothic script. Framed. #26405. Fine.